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Final Evaluation of the Project Economic Governance for Growth
Commissioning Unit: Bosnia and Hercegovina
Evaluation Plan: 2021-2025
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 12/2021
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Bosnia and Hercegovina
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

UNDP should continue to strengthen institutionalization of entrepreneurship and STEM learning. Interventions initiated through EGG project, need to be expanded to all high schools, both vocational and gymnasiums, as well as in the last years of elementary schools throughout the country.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/29]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 UNDP will continue to strengthen institutionalization of STEM learning.
[Added: 2022/01/29] [Last Updated: 2022/06/23]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2023/12 Initiated The Project is conducting a comprehensive assessment of digital learning capabilities in primary and secondary education. In line with this activity, a specialized learning curricula covering IT will be introduced. In parallel, the project will develop a distance learning programme at university level to boost IT sector in BiH. History
1.2. UNDP will continue to formally introduce entrepreneurship learning in secondary curricula for vocational schools across the country.
[Added: 2022/01/29] [Last Updated: 2022/06/23]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2024/12 Initiated The Project is the phase of engaging consultant to revise previously developed Curricula for Vocational Schools. The exercise will also assess overall experience in piloting the existing Curricula. Accordingly, the Project will introduce entrepreneurship in at least 10 schools across the country. History
2. Recommendation:

UNDP should focus on consolidation and expansion of SMART classrooms and technology-based infrastructure.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/29]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. UNDP will continue with establishing STEM laboratories countrywide.
[Added: 2022/01/29] [Last Updated: 2022/06/23]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022/12 Initiated The Project continuously expands STEM learning and equips 30 schools by now (both project phases), reaching out about 1000 pupils across BiH and securing preconditions for better IT literacy. History
3. Recommendation:

Target capacity development of high school teachers for hands on learning, entrepreneurship and STEAM.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/29]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1. Assist with development of a systematic approach for quality entrepreneurship and STEAM.
[Added: 2022/01/29] [Last Updated: 2022/06/23]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2024/12 Initiated The Project generally support relevant ministries in improving environment for quality entrepreneurial learning and STEM. Formalized programmes covering IT and entrepreneurship will be developed. History
4. Recommendation:

 Integration of research findings on the future of information technology sector and automotive sector into formal curricula.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/29]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1. UNDP will engage to integrate research findings on the future of information technology sector and automotive into curricula for vocational schools across the country.
[Added: 2022/01/29] [Last Updated: 2022/06/23]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2023/12 Initiated In progress. History
5. Recommendation:

Support start-up and MSME development through access to financing, entrepreneurship courses, mentoring, SMART classrooms, life-long learning/development centers.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/29]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 The Project will establish a network of entrepreneurship clubs, and create sustainable service lines to support new business set-up and development.
[Added: 2022/01/29] [Last Updated: 2022/06/23]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2024/12 Initiated The Project will engage a consultant to develop a concept for establishing entrepreneurship clubs. Accordingly, 10 such clubs will be established in 10 partner schools. Additionally, the project will initiate creation of business service lines to boost entrepreneurship. History
6. Recommendation:

UNDP should keep focus on consolidation and expansion of R&D projects at universities. Considering success of the initial call for R&D projects and research at University of Sarajevo, similar activity should be further continued and expanded to other universities by combining financial participation of university and financial support of external partners including government funds.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/29]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Assist with development of a comprehensive government R&D program and strategy.
[Added: 2022/01/29] [Last Updated: 2022/06/23]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2023/12 Initiated The Project initiated cooperation with Sarajevo Canton and provide assistance in preparation of R&D strategy. Furthermore, the Project also assists University of Sarajevo in implementing 56 R&D projects in 2022. In upcoming years of Project implementation, the Project will also develop and implement its own R&D grant scheme enabling a platform to support Universities in Sarajevo, Banja Luka and Mostar. History
7. Recommendation:

Strengthen institutionalization of smarter spending and revenue generation by local and cantonal governments.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/29]

The recommendation 7 is not applicable for the follow-up EGG2 intervention. Further UNDP engagement in public finance area will be channeled through other projects.

Key Actions:

8. Recommendation:

Focus on scale of redesigning and restructuring of government incentive schemes aimed at supporting entrepreneurship, private sector development and job creation.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/29]

The recommendation 8 is not applicable  for the follow-up EGG2 intervention. Further UNDP engagement relating government incentive grant schemes will be channeled through other projects.

Key Actions:

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